Content LA has announced keynote speakers from Fox and Media Res for its 18/19 May event, which will feature a four-strand networking and conference agenda discussing development international partnerships surrounding Scripted, Unscripted, FAST and International Coproductions. A slate of additional speakers and sessions will be announced at a later time.
Allison Wallach, President of Unscripted Programming at Fox Entertainment, will describe her priorities and opportunities for partnerships in a keynote interview. Under her role, Wallach tasked with overseeing Fox’s unscripted programming, specials and alternative development slate, which includes Gordon Ramsay’s production entity, Studio Ramsay Global; entertainment brand TMZ; and in-house unscripted studio Fox Alternative Entertainment (FAE).
Wallach began her tenure with Fox in 2020 as Exec VP, head of FAE, and is creditd with producing popular singing competition "The Masked Singer," "Next Level Chef," in partnership with Studio Ramsay Global, "I Can See Your Voice," 2020-2021’s top unscripted program; "Crime Scene Kitchen," with Fly on the Wall Entertainment), Summer 2021’s #1 new series; "Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer," "Domino Masters," "Name that Tune" and Fox’s "New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2021," which was hosted by Ken Jeong and Joel McHale. Wallach also helped launch Fox’s International Unscripted Format Fund to identify intellectual property for the global market that is produced and owned by FAE.
Lars Blomgren, newly installed to run Media Res’s international TV unit, will share his plans in a second keynote. Blomgren recently joined Media Res, credited with producing "The Morning Show" and "Scenes From a Marriage," to launch a global TV unit. Blomgren leads Media Res International, and recently served as head of scripted for Banijay. Last year, Banijay produced more than 138 scripted series, and Blomgren has supervised work behind "The Fall," "Lilyhammer," "Beforeigners," "Black Mirror," "Peaky Blinders, Dark, Caliphate and Scenes From a Marriage. Before joining Banijay, he was Co-founder and Managing Director of Swedish production company Filmlance International AP, where he oversaw such series as "Bron/Broen" ("The Bridge"), which has since been adapted into seven international versions.